New logistics centre for Maersk in Colombia

Jun 10 | 2024

Maersk is building a new container logistics centre in Colombia. The 44,000 m2 facility is part of the planned expansions in the country with the purpose of offering greater warehousing and logistics facilities to customers in the region.

New logistics centre for Maersk in ColombiaLocated in the Tocancipa industrial zone, the logistics centre offers customers access to their containers 47 kilometres north of Bogotá. The site's strategic location allows for the reduction of additional port and transport costs, increasing the reliability of the supply chain. It also eliminates waiting times for customers, and ensures the availability of empty containers, optimising operational efficiency and improving demand responsiveness.

The logistics centre includes a 3,378 m2 depot, a 23,000 m2 container storage area, and a 651 m2 refrigerated container storage area with connectivity for 50 containers. With a capacity to handle up to 1,600 containers, the centre is equipped with a depot management system and offers a wide range of services, including a container unloading and loading service and the ability to handle cargo at the depot located within the centre. The centre will also provide the opportunity to store full containers, and reach stackers will be available on site.

Other services include empty and full container storage, consolidation and deconsolidation services, maintenance, repair, preparation, and inspection of containers, as well as the return and movement of containers.

This is an innovative service for the Colombian market, due to its level of infrastructure and service, which will allow our customers in the country greater logistical flexibility,” said Efrain Osorio, Managing Director for Central America, Andean and the Caribbean at Maersk.  “For us Colombia remains a high-growth country with increasing import demand for consumer products, complemented by steady exports of refrigerated fruits and vegetables, food products, textiles, and consumer goods. As a logistics integrator, we continue to invest to expand our capabilities and meet demand with sea, air, and land freight services throughout the area.”

In line with Maersk's commitment to decarbonise end-to-end supply chains, the logistics centre has LED lighting, and solar perimeter lighting. The container yard is fully paved and sustainable practices such as the reuse of excavated material from the site were employed during its construction.

Photo: New logistics centre in Colombia under construction.